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Wigan End City's Dream of Going 4 Up... and Pep gets Punchy!

It's Funny Football Podcast time again as Wigan Athletic knock City out of the FA Cup with a goal from the mighty Will Griggs (who is clearly still on fire). That's not all though as Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero get a bit "flighty" off the pitch too... Imagine if Jose had done that eh? We also go in search of the greatest football fans on the planet... and may well find them! On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Original theme tune...


Ronaldo and Kane breaking records (again) and a Valentines Day massacre at Man City.

On the latest Funny Football Podcast, we ponder how the tabloid newspapers might report the sad retirement of Hull City defender Ryan Mason, wonder if Ronaldo might actually be a wizard and look at a social media faux pas from the Manchester City PR team... all in under 8mins. Enjoy the podcast. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Original theme tune "National Hero" was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Additional music and SFX...


Woy is Wattled and Unexpected Penis in the Bagging Area

Another bite-sized podcast full to the brim with "Funny Football" stuff from the Premier League and beyond. This week we see a dark side to Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, hear Gary Neville drop some rhymes with Pep Guardiola and spot some unexpected genitalia in Huddersfield Town's match with Bournemouth. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Original theme tune "National Hero" was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Additional...


Evra blowing bubbles, Mahrez moaning

Can Patrice Evra give West Ham a kick up the face, much like he did to one of the Marseille fans? Or is his signing purely political? Meanwhile, Riyad Mahrez is back in body, if not in mind and soul, but is the real reason he's been missing the roadworks on the M6? And is Joey Barton the voice of feminism in football? (SPOILER ALERT: No. No, he's not). Once again, we start off asking questions like these and get distracted by other things. On the Left Side is written and produced by Ant...


Conte's curse and Kane's century

It's all about hair, organised crime and sleep deprivation at Chelsea this week, as Bakayoko still has no idea how to win fans over. Thankfully, we have Harry Kane to distract us from all that, and any cheap gags about the Delle Ali sextape. Please note, this episode does not to do any cheap gags at Delle Ali's expense. We're saving up for a really expensive one on the next show. On The Left Side is written and produced by Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Theme music written and performed...


West Ham, Africa, and Merson's Transfer School

Today proves that football currently has more money than sense, as there was a lot of transfers and a whole lot of stupidity over the last year. The problems could all stem from education, especially given the nightmare vision of a school we are given by SkySports. But on the bright side, it gave us an excuse to have another singsong. On The Left Side is Written and Produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The theme tune is written and performed by Katalina Kicks and...


PNev explains those tweets, and Jose gets juicy

Who wants to be Phil Neville? We spot a weakness in his skill set as he again proves his inability to count, but he tries to dig himself out of a hole with some impressive claims. Claims that sound much better than the sexist comments on his twitter feed. Speaking of feeding, Mourinho has the munchies and is hungry for a bite of Alexis’ orange. We think. Actually, we’re not sure what Jose is on about. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson. Really. Ant...


The Dyche Diet, and the worlds first Football Song Baby

Could there be trouble as the top English manager in the Premier League this season is confronted with his past in a scandal absolutely nobody is calling #Wormgate and we ask how good Andy Carroll would be if he never got injured, and if he could be the makeweight in a swop deal with daytime TV show Countdown? And we jump on a call to a God amongst men, as Kent Roger Solheim tells us all about naming his baby in honour of his club. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley...


Silva bites the dust and the rise of the Proper Football Man

Marco Silva is the 7th Premier league manager to be sacked this season, and the second because of Everton. Harry Redknapp is having a pop at those funny foreigners again, and Alexis Sanchez is finally in Manchester, where he's feeling romantic. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio.


ABBA, Alan Shearer dolls, and Crouch vs Carroll

Just what has got Antonio Conte pulling his hair out? And why has Alan got a bee in his bonnet, or more to the point a V, an A, and an R?We get a sneak preview of a future football chant as Andy Carroll pulls a sicky, and in doing so a muscle or two, and the newspaper calculators go into overdrive with the Sanchez transfer. Plus Richard Osman finally makes it onto our show after being on everything else on the TV. Enjoy the podcast and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE now. On The Left Side...


Giggs Returns as Sanchez packs his bags

There are lots of numbers flying around as Sanchez is poised to leave Arsenal. But what shirt will he be wearing in the next few weeks? And more importantly, apparently, what number will he have on the back of it?We also find out where footballers go on holiday, and, as he takes on the mantle as Wales manager, we wonder if Ryan Giggs’ past will come back to haunt him. Not that one. The other one. But we might make a joke about that. Again. But hey, at least there’s no Wayne Rooney gags...


The Rooney Rule and Firminos Heartbreak

We discover that the number of managers with backgrounds of being bad managers, far exceed those of BAME managers across the Football League. And wonder if the FA are only able to address one 'ism' at a time? eg if they are not being racist then is it ok for them to be sexist? There’s heartbreak at Liverpool with the departure of Philippe Coutinho but the pain is eased with what could be the greatest football song ever, made with rice. Pep Guardiola and Neil Warnock shine a light on what...


otls136 110118 Swansea go shopping and VAR is a bit MEH

We’re not sure the new Swansea manager fully understands the concept of the transfer window as he is off down the fish market. Elsewhere, the Mayor of Liverpool is off down the cop shop as he’s worried about Ross Barclay. Meanwhile Coutinho is off to start a new life in Barcelona while a new dawn comes in the form of Video Assistant Referees. Who may or may not have been watching Eastenders. But the future of football is not futuristic enough as we test it against HAL 9000, the computer...


Wengers Wallet, Lazy Jose, and crossing the line with Livermore

We look at some of the biggest surprises in the football rollercoaster that is the transfer window, find out the secrets of Arsenal's finances, discover a player guaranteed to get you maximum points on scrabble, play classical music alongside football chants, cast our minds back to the time that Real Madrid wanted Alan Pardew, and learn that Mourinho isn’t going anywhere, if only because he can’t be bothered. Also getting a mention in this show: Falkirk, West Ham, Chelsea, David Beckham...


Klopp gets Van Dijk, Jose gets the blame, and football gets political

Jose Mourinho looks set to appear on a new TV game show, but will he still struggle to get points? Liverpool have just bought the world's most expensive defender, and given that it took longer to get him than it did to make all the Lord of the Rings movies, maybe they should also sign Vincent Kompany to do their accounts. And Jeff Stelling gets ranty about the New Years Honours List, while Sam Allardyce talks sense. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson...


It's our 2017 Fannual of the year!

It's time for us to look back at some of the stupid, silly and downright comical things in our annual look back over the year. In this bonus-length episode we cram in as much of the last 12 months as we can and see that the year was really all about shinpads, airplanes, dogs, bushes, pasties, affairs, goats, dogs again, Take That, Russian politics, and Genetics. But we do also manage to talk about the likes of Swansea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Everton, Man Utd, Man City,...


It's a Christmas Day Special!

It's cold, it's snowing, so warm yourself by the fire while we open some of the cards and presents sent to us by the great and good of football, presumably to thank us for all we've done this year. There may even be a sing-song. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio


Diving, Paintbrushes, and could a team Yorkshire one day win the World Cup?

David Moyes steps up to protect his West Ham players with some diving tips. Meanwhile, Match of the Day goes all Arty farty thanks to Martin Keown and his brushes, plus we speak to Phillip Hegarty of the Yorkshire International Football Association about the birth of a new power in World Football. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio.


Sullivan's excuses, and no Christmas for Everton

West Ham’s own version of the chuckle brothers, Dildos, sorry I mean Davids, Gold, and Sullivan have been at it again, and it could mean that Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass will be transferred out and replaced with Ben 10 and Bob the Builder. Plus the Iron's club shop is selling possibly the shittiest Christmas present ever. Quite literally. Elsewhere Sam Allardyce has canceled Christmas for Everton. Possibly because he is the second coming of the Messiah. And though Wayne Rooney is on a...


Sour milk in Manchester

There are still cuts and bruises from the Manchester derby, but most of these seem to have happened in the City changing room, AFTER the game. Plus we search the media to find the truth about, well about Jose Mourinho's dry cleaning bill. The fans are angry, but we wonder what the older generation would have made of it all, and also ask just how young this squad Pep Guardiola has assembled is. And Romelu Lukaku is back on target again. Sort of. On The Left Side is written and produced...


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